Red Wine Sangria
Red Wine Sangria Recipe – The absolute BEST sangria recipe we’ve ever made. Fruity, full-flavored, and loaded with boozy saturated fruit.
Would You Just Look at That?
All that fruity boozy goodness mingled together into one glorious beverage…
There are no words for how much I wish this pitcher of red wine sangria hadn’t already vanished a few days ago.
That’s the thing about a good red sangria recipe. If it’s a really good mix, it doesn’t last long. And I would say this particular red sangria recipe vanishes faster than most.
After all, who wouldn’t love a blend of Spanish Rioja wine, sweet rum, orange, lime, and cherry juice, fresh-cut watermelon, and fresh-picked berries?
No One Can Resist It
All these vibrant flavors meld together into one tangy-sweet complex fusion of fruity rapture… In a glass. Fancy words for sangria, but then again this is no ordinary red sangria recipe.
There’s nothing quite like snacking on boozy watermelon balls at the bottom of your red wine sangria glass. Or boozy blackberries and raspberries for that matter.
This red wine sangria is a winner.
Best Red Wine Sangria Ingredients
- Rioja Wine – A classic Spanish wine
- Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur – Or your favorite orange liqueur
- Leblon Cachaca Rum – Brazilian Sugarcane Rum
- Orange Juice – Fresh squeezed is best
- Cherry Juice – To deepen the fruity flavor
- Simple Syrup (Sugar Syrup) – Homemade or store-bought
- Lime Juice – Freshly squeezed
- Watermelon Balls – Or cubes
- Mandarin Oranges
- Basil Leaves
How to Make Red Sangria
- Grab a big glass pitcher to mix and chill the sangria.
- Pour in the wine. Then to the Rioja, I added Leblon Cachaca, a smooth fruity Brazilian rum (way better than average rum in my opinion) and Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur (my favorite orange liqueur.)
- Then on top of the standard orange juice, I added deep dark cherry juice to mimic the depth of the Rioja.
- The final touches, add a little lime juice to brighten up the flavor, and a whole lot of fresh watermelon balls to soak up the wine.
- Cover the pitcher and put it in the fridge for 2 hours to chill.
- Stir it up and pour yourself a tall one.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Assuming I can use regular rum in place of Leblon Cachaca – Should it be light or dark?
A light rum, or white rum, would work best with this recipe.
What would you suggest replacing the blood orange liqueur with?
You can use any orange liqueur you like: Grand Mariner, Triple Sec, Curacao, Citronge, or La Belle are good choices.
How long do you keep the fruit in the sangria?
The fruit floating in the sangria flavors the beverage and also absorbs some of the liquor, for a boozy snack at the bottom of each glass.
It’s best to let the fruit soak for at least an hour before serving, but 2 hours is better. However, you can cover and refrigerate the sangria with the fruit for 2-3 days. After that, the fruit can start to taste bitter and lose its texture.
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Red Wine Sangria Recipe
- 750 ml Rioja wine
- 3/4 cup Solerno blood orange liqueur
- 3/4 cup Leblon Cachaca Brazilian rum
- 1 1/2 cup orange juice
- 3/4 cup cherry juice
- 3/4 cup simple syrup sugar syrup
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 1/2 cups watermelon balls
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup blackberries
- 2 mandarin oranges sliced
- 1 lime sliced
- 1 bunch basil leaves
- Pour all the liquid ingredients into a large pitcher and stir. Then add the fresh fruit to the pitcher.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. When ready to serve, pour in glasses and garnish with fresh basil leaves.
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